The Research Assistant will work closely with the Translational Research Program study team to recruit and enroll participants, with and without autoimmune disease, conduct study visits and maintain study records in accordance with specified protocol and procedures for the Translational Research Program Immune Mediated Disease Registry and Repository.
•As part of a study team, assist with developing and carrying out recruitment strategies.
•Arrange, conduct and record study visits with participants to collect data and obtain biologic samples following strict protocols and processes. This may include blood draws, collecting vitals, obtaining tissue samples from standard of care procedures, screenings and in person interviews.
•Maintain accurate and concise participant records, ensuring completeness and accuracy of information. This includes manual and electronic documentation.
•Develop and maintain positive, professional communications with participants, scientists, medical providers and support staff.
•Complete various aspects of regulatory requirements including documentation and reporting.
•Other departmental tasks as assigned.
This is not a lab-based position.
•High school diploma or GED.
•Experience in data collection and/or customer service.
•A valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance to travel either with personal vehicle or BRI van to local satellite clinics to meet with participants.
•Experience in health care or research is preferable.
•Experience using various data collection tools such as administering health questionnaires and phone surveys is preferable.
•Ability to maintain quality, safety and confidential control standards following Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
•Ability to be a positive, contributing member of a team, as well as working independently to set and achieve departmental goals.
•Able to follow precise protocols and procedures.
•Able to develop and implement effective compliancy strategies.
•Strong, professional written and oral communication skills.
•Strong Microsoft office skills and experience working with databases.
•Ability to identify areas of improvement and offer solutions.
•Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and, occasionally, weekends.
•High attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of the data collection process.
•Strong interpersonal skills which includes discussing sensitive health information.
•The Research Assistant is required to draw blood; a Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist license, including training, may be completed after hire, if not already licensed.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.